SOURCE: Acclaro Creative Ltd

April 16, 2009 03:06 ET

Acclaro Creative Ltd: Shortlist Results of Turkey's 1st Investor Relations Awards

LONDON--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) -


THE SURVEY: This independent survey, facilitated by Thomson Reuters and Acclaro, was the first of its kind and has provided a unique and thorough assessment of sentiment towards companies and the effectiveness of their investor relations activities. The outcome was a shortlist for 8 categories in Turkey's 1st Investor Relations Awards.

"We received an excellent level of response to the 1st Turkish survey"

"Votes were consolidated to a firm level for weighting purpose, to give greater value to larger, more influential institutions, either asset managers or brokerage houses. All data and votes received were checked and verified, with votes excluded when we could not be satisfied as to the validity of voters as genuine participants."

(Steve Kelly - Global Head of Thomson Reuters Extel Surveys)

"We have been overwhelmed by the response this survey has received from the Turkish Investor Relations community. The proactive support of Turkey's leading companies has helped to make this our most successful inaugural country awards, and has galvanised all stakeholders to the important role they play in supporting Turkish financial markets."

(Charles Ross - Managing Director of Acclaro)

2009 TURKISH IRAWARDS SHORTLIST

Best Communication of Corporate Governance and Disclosure

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Is Investment, Sabanci Holding, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi Bank.

Best Communication of Financial Results

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, BIM, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koç Holding, Tofas Otomobil Fabrikalari, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom.

Best Investor Relations Annual Report

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Is Investment, Koç Holding, Tupras Petrol Rafinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi Bank.

Best Investor Relations Website

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola Içecek, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koç Holding, TAV Airports Holdings, Tupras Petrol Refinerileri, Turkcell, Turk Telekom.

Best Investor Relations Department

Akbank, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola Içecek, Garanti Bank, Halk Bank, Koç Holding, Tofas Otomobil Fabrikalari, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Yapi Kredi Bank.

Best Investor Relations by CEO

Alejandro Jimenez: Anadolu Efes, Bülent Bulgurlu: Koç Holding, Ergun Özen: Garanti Bank, Ilhami koc: Is Investment, Jos Simons: BIM, Michael O'Neill: Coca-Cola Içecek, Paul Doany: Turk Telekom, Sani Sener: TAV Airports Holding, Süreyya Ciliv: Turkcell, Tayfun Bayazit: Yapi Kredi Bank.

Best Investor Relations by CFO

Atil Özus: Akbank, Burak Basarir: Coca-Cola Içecek, Can Çaka: Anadolu Efes, Ersin Topçuoglu: Turk Telekom, Gokhan Tezel: Tofas Otomobil Fabrikalari, Haluk Dortluoglu: BIM, Mert Erdogmus: Is Investment, Murat Parmakci: Sinpas REIC, Serkan Okandan: Turkcell, Tamer Soyupak: Tat Konserve.

Best Investor Relations Officer

Abdullah O. Kaya: Turk Telekom, Çiçek Usakligil: Anadolu Efes, Figen Cevik: Vestel Group, Funda Güngör: Koç Holding, Hale Tunaboylu: Yapi Kredi Bank, Handan Saygin: Garanti Bank, Nihat Narin: Turkcell, Nursel Ilgen; TAV Airports Holding, Ovunc Gursoy: Akbank, Ozan Altan: Is Investment.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: In-depth research is now underway and will be passed, along with the shortlists, to our selection panel who will make the final decision. The winners will be announced on 28th May at a glamorous Gala Dinner attended by more than 400 of Turkey's most important business leaders.

For further details, to book your place or to arrange CEO interviews please contact Emily Jones on +44 (0) 7980412886 or emily.jones@irawards.eu.

www.irAwards.eu

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